Quebec City, founded as a French colony in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, was selected for its perfect location along the St. Lawrence River. From a ferry ride across that river, the old city’s walls, charm, and vibrance are as beautifully real as the images portray.
Love this view of the Pritzker Pavilion!
The Chicago River winds its way right through the center of downtown. The evening sun produced some pretty reflections.
Need a parking space for your zeppelin? That was the intent of the purple highlighted dome behind the Chicago Tribune building.
The Wrigley Building is highlighted nicely, while looking down (or is it up?) the Chicago River.
The Grand Army Plaza was designed as a way to transition from the major streets in Brooklyn to Prospect Park. Bailey Fountain was built in the center of the oval plaza in the late 1920s. The fountain was named for Frank Bailey, a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY, who was actively involved in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and donated the funds for the fountain. Neptune is just one element of the fascinating fountain design.
As a most elaborate park entrance, this arch in the Grand Army Plaza is at the beginning of Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The arch was one of 36 designs submitted for consideration as a tribute to the soldiers of the Civil War. The cornerstone was laid in 1889, and it was unveiled in 1892. Additional sculptures were added to the arch throughout the 1890s.